Some of us are probably more sticklers for language than others, but in amateur radio or any other endeavour, the jargon you use may say a lot about the impression you leave to others. Remember, first impressions are irreversible. Examples of phony jargon that has crept into amateur radio uses are to spell "ham" as in ham radio all upper case as if it were an acronym: HAM. Or to misspell "amateur" as amature or even armature. I often hear licensed hams on the air give their names as their personal or first personal (not hard to figure out where that came from). Another pet peeve is to try to break into a QSO by barking out "contact!" The long-time accepted pronunciation of "D-104" dating back to pre-WWII is dee-one-oh-four. These days, I'm increasingly hearing it pronounced dee-ten-four. Affects me kinda like hearing someone run his fingernail across a blackboard.